Ah Lim Bak Chor Mee (Jalan Tua Kong)

Bak Chor Mee (肉脞面) or BCM for short, is a staple street food in Singapore. You can be sure that if one stall (selling any food) is successful, there will be many copy cats using the same or similar name punctuated with “original” or stories of some relations linked either through blood or previous employment. … Continue reading

Bastard Ginseng a.k.a. The Poor Man’s Ginseng (Tea Recipe)

My family and I have been under the weather lately and being quite the traditional mom when it comes to dietary supplement, Chinese herbal concoctions seemed the most appropriate way to soothe and pamper peaked bodies in my household. As I believe this herbal tea to have a good number of excellent actions to aid … Continue reading

Egg Noodles With Pork Chop Recipe

This dish is inspired from my first visit to Japan in 1986. I was walking along the streets near my hotel and found a tiny eatery serving ramen. Being new to Japanese cuisine then, I ordered what looked familiar to me, Pork Chop Ramen! I later suspect if that was authentic Japanese food as the … Continue reading

Chicken And Chestnuts Stew Recipe 栗子焖鸡食谱

Stewed Chicken With Chestnuts is not only delicious, it is also nutritious! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), chestnuts can strengthen our spleen, stomach and kidneys. However, one can suffer indigestion if too many chestnuts are consumed. Always eat in moderation… Yes, even the supposedly good-for-the-body type of food! Chestnuts are warming, meaning they possess … Continue reading

Claypot Chicken Rice Recipe (Rice Cooker Version) 砂煲鸡饭 / 瓦煲飯 (电饭锅版食谱)

Some of my kitchen utensils were not brought over when we moved back to Singapore so lacking claypot (actually I found my claypot but the lid is missing), the only way I can cook this dish is by using the electric rice cooker. I have provided 3 ways to cook this recipe and am very … Continue reading

Fried Mee Sua (Misua) Recipe 炒面线食谱

In one of my trips to Malaysia, I got hold of a large packet of handmade Mee Sua from Malacca. We usually make noodle soup with minced pork balls out of it but this time, I decided to fry them. “The earliest written record of noodles is from a book dated to the Han dynasty … Continue reading

100% Crispy Roast Pork Belly Recipe 脆皮烧肉食谱

Pork is my favourite meat and in future years, it may become the only meat I’ll eat. That’s because I have developed sensitivity to the gamey smell of other meats like beef and especially that of lamb and mutton. Chicken, the frozen ones, are also showing potentials of going into my taboo list, thus I … Continue reading

Fritters That Will Make You Laugh Like A Happy Shrimp! 喜虾大笑!

Chinese, particularly the Cantonese chefs/restauranteurs, loves a good pun when it comes to naming their dishes especially on festive occasions. Anything that screams “Prosperity” will sell like hotcakes during the Chinese New Year (CNY) period! 喜哈大笑 means having a hearty laugh and on a Cantonese cuisine menu during Chinese New Year period, prawn dishes are often … Continue reading

Renri (人日) Brings Me Tae Yang 태양 To Cherish And Love!

Today is 人日 (Renri) and therefore in accordance to the Chinese legend, it is everybody’s birthday! It is also the official day to 捞起 (Lo Hei). But you know what? My elder daughter is now in the maternity ward coz the stork is delivering my second grandson! Tae Jin is now a hyung, meaning big … Continue reading

Ngoh Hiang Recipe (五香滷肉卷)

Ngoh Hiang (五香滷肉卷) is 5-spiced pork rolls wrapped with translucent beancurd skin, a sheet different from those for making gingko barley dessert soup. Ngoh Hiang is great as an entrée or appetiser as well as a potluck dish for parties! Ngoh Hiang is a traditional must-have item at almost every Chinese New Year celebrating households … Continue reading